According to Shelf Awareness “The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has released findings from its third industry-wide survey, which was conducted last spring. A record total of 696 respondents, representing a wide cross-section of the bookselling industry, participated. This snapshot of the industry and Binc supporters is designed to provide the board and staff with concrete data to rate its performance and relevance, as well as to collect suggestions for addressing booksellers’ current needs and desires for theirfoundation…”
The Huntington Acquires Two Major Collections of Slavery and Abolition Materials, Some Items Will Be Digitized
According to infoDOCKET “The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired two collections related to abolition and slavery in 19th-century America, including an exceptionally rare account book from the Underground Railroad…”
infoDOCKET also citing an official statement that “The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) endorses open education in view of the clear social and economic benefits it brings to the higher education sector and to society.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Editageg, a science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has announced a partnership with ReviewerCredits, a spinoff company endorsed by the University of Milano-Bicocca. Through this collaboration, Editage and ReviewerCredits will launch a service platform that will cover key areas such as reviewer education, English editing, manuscript formatting, and translation.
ACRL Insider announces that “ACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future,” to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. Today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Cities and States Take Up the Battle for an Open Internet
- SPi Global’s SmartDub Solution wins PIC at LocWorld Silicon Valley 2019;
- University of Michigan Library modernizes its systems and improves resource sharing and analytics with Ex Libris Alma and Primo
- HighWire to host new RCP journals site;
- Canada’s Five Major National Research Funding Organizations Sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
- International: Haynes Puts Itself Up for Sale, and Bonnier Launches A Danish Publisher
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.